Hometown kid winning the Cross Country City Championship is always a great story line to read. That is why this week’s athlete of the week, Micah Stanton did just that.

Stanton a senior at Northland Preparatory Academy, solidified himself as the top runner in his city by winning the Cross Country City Championship. What made this victory so great for him was the fact he did it against others he grew up with and have been racing with ever since he was a kid.

Micah claims that this was his last race, but head coach, Missy Acker wants him to keep the fire in him that makes him great to win a state championship to finish off his senior year.

Sports reporter Ashley Majchrzak with the story.